Melissa Gorga and Joe have had a conversation.
Teresa Giudice’s brother and sister-in-law discussed their decision to forgo the wedding on a recent edition of Melissa’s On Display podcast, airing less than a week after their absence shocked Real Housewives viewers.
“Of course, we skipped out on your sister’s wedding. There’s a long list of justifications running through our minds, “the woman declared. “Something definitely happened at the end of filming the Real Housewives of New Jersey,” one observer said.
Melissa said that it would have been strange for her and Joe to attend the wedding because of what happened during filming, but she would not elaborate. “Joe and I had plenty of cause to say it would be very unusual for us to simply be sitting in the pews tomorrow, wishing them well on their wedding day. Everyone in that room, by the way, looked at us as if to say, “Yes, it would be very strange for you guys to just be sitting in the pews tomorrow.” It’s hard to imagine.”
And based on what the husband and wife had to say, it appears that Teresa still has issues with their decision to appear on the show over a decade ago. What Melissa meant was that they may be offended that they were offered the chance to audition, and they took it. “Sure, we did that. Can we confirm that this was actually completed by us? Without a doubt. Did she secretly hope that we wouldn’t go through with it? Indeed, I have no doubt. This is undoubtedly the source of her annoyance, but guess what? I’m able to seize opportunities in the same way that everybody else is.”
Joe’s lone sibling was getting married, and he had to make the tough choice of missing it because of their problems. “It was a terrible blow to me personally when our parents passed away. True, that. That day was among the most trying of my entire life “What Joe had to say. “It really sucked.”
Their relationship appears to have been irreparably damaged by whatever transpired at the reunion. “Let’s revisit the family get-together. It was her action. That’s on her entirely. This is exactly what she was hoping for. Apparently, she decided that you shouldn’t attend the wedding. They weren’t invited to the wedding because she didn’t want my kids there. I was on the fringe of her affections, “Joe stated, adding that his family had never asked him to serve as best man at his sister’s wedding.
“She hates us,” he declared. “She didn’t want us there at all,” he said.
Despite their sadness, it appears the two had had enough.
Melissa explained, “Even if it’s family, sometimes you have to let it go. When things are too toxic and you try over and over and over again and it just keeps coming back to the same thing.”
And, as Joe pointed out, “We’ve been trying to make this family thing work for 13 years, and everyone knows it. We’ve attempted it, but there’s just a point where you’re exhausted. When does enough become too much? Now is the time that I must consider my future. The last thing I want is to feel down in the dumps. I long to visit someone’s home or share the same space with them and feel welcomed and appreciated. I don’t want to be filled with such malice and to constantly wonder whether or not “she really wants me there” or “the kids truly want me there” or “they actually detest us and we’re faking this connection.” As a result, I had to figure out what really matters to me. To name a few: my lovely spouse and my lovely offspring. I must ensure that they are content. I need to find a good place for them to live, but is it time to let go? … I gave in since she was so insistent. It was all her doing.”
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